Fort Dickerson

Fort Dickerson (HM2AP)

Location: Knoxville, TN 37920 Knox County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 56.919', W 83° 54.977'

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Civil War Earthen Fort

-1863-

· One of sixteen Union Army earthen forts and battery positions protecting Knoxville, Nov. 1863-May 1865.

· Named for Capt. Jonathan C. Dickerson, 112th Illinois Mounted Infantry who was killed near Cleveland, TN on Sept. 18, 1863.

· Repulsed assaults by 5,000 Confederate Cavalry under Gen. Joe Wheeler, Nov 15-16, 1863

· Withstood the Siege of Knoxville, Nov 17-Dec 4, 1863.

· Provided artillery support for the Battles of Armstrong's Hill, Nov 25 & 29, 1863.

· Construction completed by the 104th Ohio Battery, February, 1864.
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HM NumberHM2AP
Series This marker is part of the Battlefield Trails - Civil War series
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Placed ByVictor Ashe, Mayor · Samuel P. Anderson, Recreation Director
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 1:23pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 236956 N 3982184
Decimal Degrees35.94865000, -83.91628333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 56.919', W 83° 54.977'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 56' 55.14" N, 83° 54' 58.62" W
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Area Code(s)865
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3000 Fort Dickerson Rd SW, Knoxville TN 37920, US
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